President of the 9th Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has called on Nigerians to be hopeful in the face of challenges caused by the removal of petrol subsidy removal by the federal government, saying they would not be permanent.
Lawan made the appeal during the flagging-off the distribution of 9,000 bags of grains as palliatives to his constituents from 60 wards in six local government areas of Yobe North Senatorial District.
According to a statement issued by the former Senate President’s Media Adviser, Ezrel Tabiowo, the intervention scheme which was undertaken by Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, SAIL Empowerment Foundation – held at Filin Katuzu in Bade Local Government Area of Yobe State, would also be extended to Muslim religious groups, Christian communities and persons with disabilities.
The Yobe-born politician advised beneficiaries and every Nigerian not to relent in their prayers to God and be positive and hopeful that the present situation comes to an end.
“It is not a permanent situation; it is a temporary setback. Sometimes, public policies come with unintended consequences that are the price we have to pay to have a good life.
“So, we tarry a while and pray, as we continue to give support to our government at various levels. This is a situation that will not last for too long,” the former Senate President said.
Also speaking to journalists at the venue of the event, Lawan sympathised with Nigerians over the high cost of living that trailed the removal of petrol subsidy.
He expressed optimism that the policies of the President Bola Tinubu-led government would overtime yield the much desired result.